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Special Education

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Our Special Education Department operates in all 11 schools in our corporation—elementary through high school—and our Developmental Preschool is housed at the White Oak Early Learning Center. We are committed to supporting all students with special needs through:

  • working closely with parents/guardians to understand your child's needs,
  • assembling individualized educational programs designed to help each student succeed to the best of their ability,
  • coordinating services provided by educators, therapists, instructional assistants, and school staff,
  • providing ongoing training and education to help educators and staff remain properly trained, and
  • offering guidance across the school district to ensure Avon Schools continues to excel in serving students with special needs. 

In Avon, educational services are available to students eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education and Improvement Act (IDEIA) and Indiana's Article 7 rules. We serve students who have disabilities in the following categories:

Autism Blind or Low Vision Deaf-Blind
Developmental Delay Deaf or Hard of Hearing Emotional Disability
Language or Speech Impairment Multiple Disabilities Other Health Impaired
Orthopedic Impairment Specific Learning Disability Traumatic Brain Injury


Would your child benefit from our services?

The Special Education Department coordinates assessments to determine if children are eligible for special education and then oversees the provision of all special education and related services. If you need any help locating the information you're looking for or if you have additional questions, please contact us today.

Special Education News & Updates

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High school basketball season is over in Indiana, but that didn't prevent the Avon Orioles from being part of the proceedings during the lead up to CBS Sports' Selection Sunday broadcast.

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Big O has been a familiar sight on Avon High School's sidelines and baselines. His commitment to his beloved Orioles, his warm spirit, and his harrowing story have caught the attention of the IndyStar.

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District leaders have been hard at work behind the scenes attempting to find ways to maintain and even increase our momentum so we can do even more on behalf of students and educators. To that end, we're excited to announce that Avon Schools has recently won three competitive grants totaling over $500,000.

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Contact Us

Avon Schools Administration Center
7203 East U.S. Highway 36
Avon, IN 46123

p: (317) 544-6070
f: (317) 544-6080

Susie Hurt
Director of Special Education

Lori Carmichael-Howell
Assistant Director of Special Education

Brenda Whaley
Jennifer Murray

Stephanie Stafford
Administrative Assistants

Brianne Miller
Autism Consultant

Kimberly Lobosky
Transition Coordinator

Amanda Robinson
Amy Crosby
Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Karen Wilcox
Blind & Low Vision

Kristine Morrison
Preschool Coordinator